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of china selected new leaders, the secretive process produced a new president, l.a. lakers fan married to a rock star. but china's foreign policies are likely to stay the same. number five, moment morsi, islamist group, became president of egypt. as his predecessor, dictator ousted by his people, went on trial from his hospital bed. morsi impressed the west by helping to broker the cease fire that ended an outbreak of warfare between hamas and israel. he then disappointed many by aawarding himself sweeping power s at home, triggering new outbursts in tahrir square. number four, israel and hamas brought fuel on the fiery west in the region. one side firing rockets. for the first time, israel felt vulnerable in jerusalem and tell aaveev. before the big guns of diplomacy helped to broker a cease fire. number three in europe, greece was the problem child that spent too much, saved nothing and threatened to take down the euro. new leadership, pay cuts, higher taxes as their weary government begs for more cash. committing to save the euro. it lives on, but for how long? >> the deadliest mont
't an accord in congress. >> we will always have china. manufacturing pmi data from last night is the best in 21 months. can we finally say the chinese economy has been stabilized. >> but of course, we start in washington. as you know, congress comes back today. the house gaveling into session now with legislative business starting at 10:00 a.m. the senate returns at 11:00 a.m. eastern. there are only a few hours left to get a deal done. eamon? >> you're already hearing people talk the way they talk on new year's day. a lot of people wish they could go back in time and do things differently. that's the way people are talking in washington about this fiscal cliff. feeling as if this thing suddenly got off the rails. take a listen to mitch mcconnell last night talking about the pace of the negotiations here and the frustration that he's experienced going through all of this over the weekend. take a listen. >> now, i'm concerned about the lack of urgency here. like we all know we're running out of time. this is far too much at stake for political gamesmanship. we need to protect the american
energy policy, trade with china, reregulation of wall street. and now this, taxing all those jobs creators, all those small businesses. i don't know why you would want to invest in this country now. gerri: let me ask you this. the congressional budget office has out its numbers. if the fiscal cliff hits they say u.s. gdp would shrink by half a percentage point and that unemployment will rise to over 9%. do you think they have the rights or are they just too conservative? will it be worse? >> if we actually went over the cliff we would be subtracted from domestic demand over $600 billion. that is about four percentage points in gdp. most economists were forecasting in the first half of next year hardly 2 percent growth. if you subtract 4% to spending from that year and a recession that is much deeper. the cbo tense and not be alarmist because they say what they are partisan, but congress read it paycheck, and they don't want to say congress is being irresponsible and thrusting the economy into the next great depression. gerri: then know whether paycheck comes from. did you know tha
tick down towards the fiscal cliff deadline. >>> china's manufacturing activity hits its fastest pace in a year and a half. >>> and as we head towards the end of the year, global markets look at decent returns, outperformers this year include german, japanese and hong kong stocks. the u.s. senate will meet at 11:00 a.m. eastern after lawmakers tried most of sunday to avoid a fiscal cliff. proposals moved back and forth including tying social security to the chained cpi index. aides say talks between harry reid and mitch mcconnell focus on extending middle class tax breaks and renewing unemployment benefits. president obama says the u.s. markets and economy will suffer if congress fails to act. and here is what the major players had to say at least publicly this weekend. >> if you look at projections of 2013, people generally felt that the economy would continue to grow, unemployment would continue to tick down, housing would continue to improve, but what's been holding us back is the dysfunction here in washington. >> the sticking point appears to be a willingness, and interest or fra
let's go to another name that you say is a great u.s. play, on china stabilizing and growing. >> yes, and that's starbucks. starbucks a great american company. everybody needs a good cup of coffee. in china there is only one starbucks for every 1.9 inhabitants, can you believe that when we have one basically on every corner? [laughter] so there's tremendous opportunity there. you've got the tea growers in china, a lot of them are now switching to coffee because of starbucks, so that's a double play for you. liz: wait until they find out what a frappucino tastes like. >> oh, look out, china. liz: two pharma companies, what do you think are the big names here because we're all getting older, and we all need new medicine. >> we're going to be buying a lot of pfizer especially and bristol-myers. those are the two picks we have. pfizer is around 24, $25 a share, bristol-myers about 31. and they have in common a new blood-clotting drug, and everyone's very, very excited about that. bristol-myers developed it, and pfizer will be marketing it. so we hi there's huge opportunity -- we think th
. >> in shanghai in china they sang an alternative version of auld lang syne. >> and in hong kong a more familiar one. ♪ auld lang syne ♪. >> a sum >> holman: a somber mood prevailed across india on new year's eve, as the country mourned the victim of a gang rape. celebrations were scaled back after the 23-year-old woman died on saturday at a hospital in singapore. the attack on her has triggered mass protests in india. today, amid candlelight vigils, there were more calls for tougher rape laws. . >> we have all decide tad that we will not sell brat new years because this year we have lost a sister from amongst us. and whenever we lose someone of our own, or that person passes away we mourn for them. this time we are spending new year's in mourning >> holman: six men have been arrested and charged with murder in the attack. former president george h-w bush is showing signs of improvement. over the weekend the 88-year-old was moved out of intensive care at a houston hospital, where he'd been fighting off a fever. the 41st president was admitted on november 23 with what began as a bronchitis-re
the first ever fireworks display in this secretive country. >> in shanghai in china they sang an alternative version of auld lang syne. >> and in hong kong a more familiar one. ♪ auld lang syne ♪ ♪. >> a sum >> holman: a somber mood prevailed across india on new year's eve, as the country mourned the victim of a gang rape. celebrations were scaled back after the 23-year-old woman died on saturday at a hospital in singapore. the attack on her has triggered mass protests in india. today, amid candlelight vigils, there were more calls for tougher rape laws. . >> we have all decide tad that we will not sell brat new years because this year we have lost a sister from amongst us. and whenever we lose someone of our own or that person passes away we mourn for them. this time we are spending new year's in mourning >> holman: six men have been arrested and charged with murder in the attack. former president george h-w bush is showing signs of improvement. over the weekend the 88-year-old was moved out of intensive care at a houston hospital, where he'd been fighting off a fever. the 41st presid
of folks -- we've got wilbur ross coming on later on, he's investing in natural gas in china -- is that one sector in particular that we should look for plays in? >> we think it really is. and it's great to be coupled with a firm and an individual like wilbur with ross on this issue. of it's very food company, as far as i'm concerned. we very much like mops, master limited partnerships investments and also china. of you've mentioned mr. ross is very keen on china in general perhaps. we are, too, and we really expand that out to asia. we like the asian markets going forward into 20 and simply because the world is starving for growth. this is ab area of the world where growth is probably among the strongest in the world, and that's an area we think in 2013 that should do reasonably well. liz: sandy lincoln, look at these markets over the past year. you have double-digit games for the s&p, for the russell 2000, for the nasdaq. do we see that again in 2013, and are you very bullish going ahead? [laughter] >> i don't know about very bullish, but i think cautiously bullish. if you go back to nove
to pyongyang. press articles hail the fact that china in anticipation of the recent launch had begun inspecting cargo on north korean ships in search of contraband. the question this raises is why has chi gnat not been inspecting north korean ships since 2006 as called for in a u.n. resolution, reinforced by another resolution in 2009. if u.n. member states would only enforce the sanctions currently on the books, north korea would be unable to ignore the swer national community and the civilized world. the time for coordinated international action is now. the time, in fact, is long overdue. with that, mr. speakering i reserve the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the squom from florida reserves. the gentleman from california, mr. berman is recognized. mr. berman: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in strong support of h.con.res. 145 as amended and yield myself such time as i may consume. sproy the gentleman is recognized. mr. berman: i would like to thank the sponsor of this legislation, ms. ros-lehtinen, for her leadership on this issue and her work in addressing the north korean threa
, japan, china, we will get a sneak preview of celebrations being planned as times square gets prepared for 1 million visitors. it is a complete nightmare. [ laughter ] ashley: time now for stocks now as we do every 15 minutes. we are up 51 points. not too bad on this last trading day of the year. >> that is right. the dow has been pretty flat. going back and forth between the red and green. the nasdaq is up 30. same goes for the s&p stock of about nine points. we are also watching a settlement between u.s. regulators and about a dozen banks. sources tell the "new york times" that 14 banks include tank of america, wells fargo and jpmorgan chase. we are taking a look at those stocks. back to you. ashley: diane, thank you very much. well, the question is, is the unthinkable about to become reality for back now, it is up to this man. on the right. vice president joe biden called in to help with the debt negotiations that we think are going nowhere. there are always rumors and whispers in the hallway. let's go to rich for the very latest on the progress. rich: there is progress, ashley. the
go in this world. who would have guessed that china would have been a better place. guess what, so do we. or at least, a lot of people suspect we do be do do we get a deal? >> yes, we get a deal. it looks bad for everybody. 2013 will not be a good year for the president or republicans. stuart: this is varney and company. keep things short. don't we, dagen. dagen: if you are the one who dropped dead, it is your heirs who are in trouble. [ laughter ] stuart, happy new year. i am dagen mcdowell. bring in joe biden, the vice president called in to help with the negotiations. maybe we see some movement in the coming hour. a surprise in your check at the end of the week. the mess in washington leaves employers wondering how much they should with hold from your paycheck. the world, stuart was just showing you pictures of shanghai, the world already starting the celebration. the dawn of 2013. happy new year, everybody. there is a live look at shanghai, china. top of the hour. time now for stocks. >> good morning. searching for direction. not a big surprise for new year's eve. we have seen the
. what if everyone in china had two cars and a swimming pool? that is not sustainable. the reason we cannot make any political progress is we have this cognitive dissonance. at the beginning of the session assayed save your money and consume more. at the same time. amazing. we have got to get beyond an economy that is predicated on unlimited, increasing amounts of consumption was no end in sight. the end is in sight. maybe if we have to cope with the reality for awhile longer, we can be more intelligent. >> on that note, we have to wrap up. one of the things that intrigued me with these kinds of situations is that ideas are very -- is very scarce resource and we have to think about maximizing and amplifying ideas. that is so incredible. the idea of possibility is so, i think, important to celebrate. when i say possibility, if people say you cannot do that and cannot do this and cannot think that, people are like -- there is a [inaudible] at work. we have to rebuild a new economy. above all, the fact that you're right. if we do not do it the planet will do it for us. i will leave it a
at 30%, or would you started in china or indiwhere the capital gains tax rate is zero? many of our major partners have zero capital gains tax rates. if you are an entrepreneur or an investment and growth company, you would rather put your money there than in the unit states in the futur which is really unfortunate. gerri: okay, let's talk about companies a little bit here. these tax rates are critical to growing companies. >> that's absolutely right. apple and microsoft, for example,enefited early on from high income individuals pumping and a few hundred thousand dollars to help those companies get started and grow. those high income people could alternatively put their money in and say tax-free muni bonds. if we raise the capital gains tax rates, which people are going to say, i'd rather put my money in state muni bos. i'm not i am not going to fund these risky growth companies, which would be terrible for the overall economy. gerri: i think your best argument is lower capital gains means more jobs. i think that is appealing to everybody. but i have to ask you one final question. it see
. >> we're supposed to have fun, but they're is a serious side to this. china has the ninth month abortions. when you destroy life on young side is not too far distance to go to the strait of the old site. i think some of that is happening. adam: do you think anybody will take that seriously? >> we will see what happens. >> is serious side of you. >> there is. very serious. adam: let's talk about kim kardashian. is the talk of the town. after eight months, kim is having a baby. the rapper announced it last night at a concert in atlantic city. kim's family has been tweeting their excitement. david, are you aware that the greatest contribution to mankind is a videotape. >> first of all, i didn't even know that she wasn't married. she's married to somebody else. so what married to people with whom there not. >> an artist. >> a fine example. >> right. >> have you seen that movie? i haven't. >> its online. it runs on cinemax after 2:00 a.m. >> another baby, another reality show. >> it is almost like a disease that will go away. enough of them already. >> enough of them. >> although he
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're watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton remains hospitalized this evening at new york presbyterian hospital. state department spokesperson phillip ray na said that doctors found that clot sunday during a follow-up exam. secretary clinton had fainted and fallen earlier this month as a result of severe dehydration from a stomach flu. she is being treated with anti-co-ing a lantz to resolve the clot which was found in her head. with us to discuss the case, nbc news chief science and health correspondent bob bazell. good to see you, bob. when we ta
korea were all down more than .5%. in contrast, china's shanghai composite was up more than 1.50 after a positive manufacturing report. the other major markets were closed for the new year -- new year's holiday. >>> congress and the white house have about 13 hours to find a solution to the fiscal cliff. political reporter jamie dupree joins us via skype from washington. jamie, is there any progress being made? >> reporter: there were late night and early-morning talks. the leaders spoke by telephone. the things did not work out very well between the speaker and president obama. they didn't work out too well between the senate republican leader and the senate majority leader harry reid either. reid stepped back and now mitch mcconnell, the republican leader, is negotiating director with vice president biden. some of the details referred to leaked out may be the new income threshold with taxes going up about $400,000, $450,000. there could be a number of other things. there's so many different moving parts in this. as of right now, we still don't have a final agreement. the senate is goi
, egypt, seara iran, russia, china. it will be a big year for senator kerry. >> if confirmed. a lot of people think 2016. we hear about jeb bush. what about this year? >> the bush family brand was clearly damaged between 2001 and 2009. the outpouring of love for george h.w. bush in the last week shows us that that clan still has clout and a lot of impact in the u.s. whatever jeb bush does in 2016, now is the time for him to have -- he has already begun doing this, stab himself as an ideological cornerstone for his party. he can draw his party back to the reasonable center. >> do you suspect he will make the move? >> that will be hard for him especially with the wide open primary. >> let's move on to business in 2013. marisa mayer coming to yahoo! from google. >> the fact she's a woman, so very young, announced her pregnancy on the day she was announced as the new head of yahoo!. none of that matters to yahoo!. is she going to acquire apps, acquire a tech company? the fact that they released a new flicker that can compete with instagrahm and did it the day before instagram had their
europe by a long shot, and we're seeing slowing in a lot of other major economies, including china, india, brazil. is there some sense that, just like the u.s. set off all of this nonsense back in 2008, a u.s. retrenchment, as you call it, a slowdown in growth caused by the fiscal cliff, could boomerang around the world and actually push the united states further back? >> there's no question. a self-defeating, downward spiral would begin if the worst effects of the fiscal cliff come into effect, and they're not reversed. and you don't even have to wait for the full magnitude which would, as you rightly know, ali, it's not a cliff, it's a slope. it's an ever-increasing slope over several months. you don't even have to wait long. you've only got to see what would happen when the social security withholdings start increasing, the withholding tax starts to move up. then you see that boomeranging effect we talked about. >> you and i have made fun of a lot of the europeans who have not been able to get their act together. when you look at the united states, who's messing it up more? >> it is --
the ripples go across the pacific to asia and japan and china and to all those countries and across the atlantic to europe. i was talking a few moments ago to ali rand. he's the vice president for the urpian commission and he's the economics commissioner for the yourian union. the chief if you like of economics. he said we're concerned about the u.s. going over the cliff. it's time for a partial deal, and we support the efforts of u.s. policymakers. he said it would have a negative impact, and he said if there's no deal before the year's end. europeans tonight are -- not that it makes much difference. are calling very firmly on all the parties in washington to get a deal done. >> so, richard, i don't know if washington is listening to anybody outside of washington yet, but we'll see how the day goes. there's a lot of blame directed to the united states, but you know, you look at the euro zone, and it had its own issues. it took them quite a bit of time before they could actually get their own deal, their bailout deals done. is there a backlash, do you suppose? is there a bit of blam
how about a dip in the a frozen river? part of annual tradition in north even china. hundreds of people gather to honor the country's national swimming day and. they don't have a problem with the cold water but the air temperature, 18 below zero. that could be a little nippy. uma: indeed a refreshing little dip there. jon: that i would not do. uma: that you would not do. jon: not in 18 below. uma: no way. defiant new move out of the iran, test firing missiles near one of the most important passageway for the world's oil supply. what this could mean next. >>> plus a shell oil drill ship stranded at sea. how it happened and what the coast guard is doing to get it safely back to port. uma: we are following some disturbing developments out of iran. the country's navy is reportedly test firing a range of weapons including torpedoes and missiles near the strategic strait of hormuz, a vital passageway for 1/5 of the world's oil supplies. joining us to the discuss the possible ramifications, aaron david miller, a former advisor to six secretaries of state and vice president of the woo
on policywise in japan and the whole trade. fascinating to see china hit a few weeks post leadership changes, first time this year the markets had more than 10% rally there. and the signs of europe's issues being if not resolved, certainly more minimized in terms of stress. so i think we're going tothz a lot clearer signs of powerful rallies coming from the rest of the world in 2013 which will make it somewhat different than 2012 and to some extent the previous two years, as well. >> joe is down in washington wauchg all of this first hand and i know he has a question for you, as well, jim. >> feeling all the different things coming in. >> that must be a real challenge for you being down in d.c. how did you get that straw? >> yeah, it is. i can take it for about 24 hours. i am feeling a lot of what's happening. and in the last 2 1/2 years or so, the poisoned atmosphere down here just to try and do anything is becoming really apparent. we put the sequester because it was so hard to try and do anything last time to force us, now we're not really inclined to do it again. my question, even if we
, russia, china. it will be a big year for senator kerry. >> if confirmed. a lot of people think 2016. we hear about jeb bush. what about this year? >> the bush family brand was clearly damaged between 2001 and 2009. the outpouring of love for george h.w. bush in the last week shows us that that clan still has clout and a lot of impact in the u.s. whatever jeb bush does in 2016, now is the time for him to have -- he has already begun doing this, stab himself as an ideological cornerstone for his party. he can draw his party back to the reasonable center. >> do you suspect he will make the move? >> that will be hard for him especially with the wide open primary. >> let's move on to business in 2013. marisa mayer coming to yahoo! from google. >> the fact she's a woman, so very young, announced her pregnancy on the day she was announced as the new head of yahoo!. none of that matters to yahoo!. is she going to acquire apps, acquire a tech company? the fact that they released a new flicker that can compete with instagrahm and did it the day before instagram had their privacy issue. >>> silico
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